Vowel Sounds

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Our interactive Vowel Sounds Lesson Plan introduces long and short vowel sounds, which is a foundation for decoding and spelling skills in young students.  This lesson stimulates concept imagery with hands-on activities to differentiate long and short vowels, which both utilizes and strengthens analytical skills.

Vowel Sounds Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Vowel Sounds
  • Vowel Sounds Practice Worksheets
  • Vowel Sounds Word Problem worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels

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Description

Our interactive Vowel Sounds Lesson Plan introduces long and short vowel sounds, which is a foundation for decoding and spelling skills in young students.  This lesson stimulates concept imagery with hands-on activities to differentiate long and short vowels, which both utilizes and strengthens analytical skills.

Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:

  1. Display a separate list of consonants and vowels. Ask students to compare and contrast the two lists by asking: What is the same and different about the letter lists?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce the vowel sounds to the class, allowing students to share the sound for each vowel along with their variations.
  3. Distribute Vowel Sounds content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Allow students to share other examples for the long and short vowel sounds. Use the additional resources, especially the interactive sites, allowing students Internet access.
  4. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Distribute the colored pencils. Give students time to complete the work and the check for correct shading to show the letters: short, long.

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2.A, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3.C, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3.A, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3.B

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Subject

Language Arts